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The Peter Mitterhofer Cultural Trail starts in Tel, and the Marlengo and Lagundo Waalwege paths pass by here

There are about 300 sunny days a year in Parcines and the village of Tel. The first thing that comes into sight a few kilometres after Merano is the shady narrow section of the valley where the hydroelectric power station of Tel is located. It started operation already in 1898: Therefore, it was the first large-scale power plant in South Tyrol and today it is the oldest preserved power plant in the country. Here, at "Tel Ponte", the buses and the trains of the Val Venosta Railway also stop.

The Via Claudia Augusta once led through the area of Parcines: A Roman altar was found in Tel, proving the existence of the Roman village of Maia and the Roman customs office of Tel. Today, many hikes and bike tours start here. Thanks to the stop of the Val Venosta Railway, not only towns such as Bolzano and Merano can be reached in a short time, cheaply and without wasting time looking for a parking space. A return from an excursion is also more conveniently doable this way - e.g. the Marlengo Waalweg path, which starts in Tel but ends in Marlengo near Merano.

The Peter Mitterhofer Cultural Trail is also recommended. It shows you the Via Claudia Augusta, the Royal and Imperial Museum Bad Egart in the meadows near Tel (Töll) and the birthplace of the famous inventor Peter Mitterhofer in Parcines. If you have enough time, you can visit two museums on the two-and-a-half-hour circular walk: the quaint Royal and Imperial Museum, which tells about the Habsburg era, and the Typewriter Museum. A shorter walk leads to the enchanting little Church of St. Helena. The Gothic chapel with its bricked-up Romanesque windows was first mentioned in a document in 1326, but a much older history is suspected behind it.

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